UKIP announces plans for political reform

Published Apr 13, 2015

FullSizeRender.jpgDouglas Carswell and UKIP Leader Nigel Farage have announced UKIP's plans for political reform today in Clacton.

They announced that UKIP will bring forward a Citizen's Initiative, so the people of Britain can directly influence legislation. A national referendum will be held every two years on the most popular petition gathering over 2 million signatures and the outcome will be in the Queen's Speech.

UKIP will also introduce real recall: the Tories have fudged their promise of recall to sack MPs, leaving it up to MPs and only allowing recall in certain circumstances. We will give genuine power to the people to sack their MP (or Councillor, etc). On voting reform. UKIP believes that the dated First Past the Post (FPTP) electoral system is no longer relevant in the four/five/six/ party politics of the 21st century. We want a new electoral system in which every vote counts.

It has become increasingly obvious that the current situation with postal votes is not fit for purpose. We will tear up the current postal vote register and start again from scratch. There is fraud on a massive scale that's turned some areas into banana republics when it comes to voting. You must have a valid reason for needing a postal vote.

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